Philosophical Work: Crito

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Crito is a philosophical dialogue between two people written by Plato. Plato, whose real name was believed to be Aristotle, was born in 427 BC and died in 347 BC. He was an enormously significant ancient Greek philosopher and student of Socrates. He admired Socrates greatly and thus he is mainly the character used in his dialogues…

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Plato's writings have been printed in numerous approaches; "this led to several conventions regarding the naming and referencing of Plato's texts."
What motivated Plato to write Crito was the fact that Crito actually did take place and was a conversation between two people Socrates and Crito. When Socrates was about to put to death due to some false blames, these dialogues took place. In Crito, Socrates was given a chance to run away from prison and live a new life in a different place, but Socrates refused to avail this chance as he respected the law so much, that in his eyes whatever law had announced for him, was something which he deserved. Plato wanted to show Socrates' honesty and true nature to everyone and therefore put these dialogues in the form of a work which made everyone read the truth about Socrates honor and dignity.
Socrates being the main person in all the dialogues of Plato shows a better representation of this historical philosopher and therefore they are called as Socratic dialogues. ...
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